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Isle of the Dead (1945) was a Drama - Horror Film directed by Mark Robson and produced by Jack J. Gross and Val Lewton.

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Isle of the Dead (1945, Mark Robson)

on Jan 3, 2013 From The Stop Button

The Greek anti-defamation league, if it existed, mustn’t have had much power when Isle of the Dead came out. It’s a quarantine drama, a genre I’m unfamiliar with but certainly has a lot of potential, set on a small Greek island. There’s nothing on the island besides an amateu... Read full article


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Thea: Laws can be wrong, and laws can be cruel, and the people who live only by the law are both wrong and cruel.


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A vorvolakas (also vrykolakas) occurs in Greek folklore as an undead creature capable of causing harm to the living. Its characteristics are similar to many other characters of legend, but it is most closely associated with vampires. In Hollywood movies such as Dracula, the word vampire is often translated to Greek as vrykolakas. However, traditional vorvolakas are not noted for blood-drinking.
Filming began in July 1944, but was suspended when Boris Karloff required back surgery. It was completed in December 1944. After Karloff had recovered from surgery, but before the cast of Isle of the Dead could be reassembled, Val Lewton and Karloff made The Body Snatcher, which was released first.
The 19th century artist, Bocklin, painted "The Isle of the Dead." It appears in the credits of this film and is recreated in the sets.
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